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The Bauhaus Perspective on Green Spaces
The Bauhaus shifted perspectives further afield. Modernism turned familiar perforated façades into glass envelopes – thereby providing an unobstructed view of the outside world. What role does the outdoors play in the Bauhaus? What is its understanding of the countryside and green areas we live in? And how does the Bauhaus period inspire the design of open spaces today?
“Everything had to be reconsidered.”
The Gutenberg Museum in Mainz presents the special exhibition “ABC. Avant-garde – Bauhaus – Corporate Design”, documenting Bauhaus typography that revolutionised graphic and communication design and remains globally influential to this day. We took the opportunity to talk to the font designer Erik Spiekermann. Together with typographical experts and students, he has completed and continued to develop classic fragmentary fonts by several Bauhaus masters.
15 Million Minutes of Fame
In the midst of an era of hypermedial networking, art is also undergoing a fundamental change. Classical drama and analog performances will not simply disappear in the future—but social networks are already revolutionizing the definition of the stage. A look at the workshop of “reality art” and its efforts to act in the spirit of the Bauhaus.
“Modernism has Tradition in Thuringia”
During the big anniversary year Bodo Ramelow, Thuringia’s minister-president personally controls the faith of the Bauhaus Association 2019. We interviewed him on the sustainability of the centenary, the museification of the Bauhaus and a preliminary course for politicians.